metachronism

noun

plural -s
obsolete
: an error in chronology committed by placing an event after its real date compare parachronism

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin metachronismus chronological error, from Greek metachronios, metachronos out of date, anachronistic (from meta- after—from meta—+ chronos time) + Latin -ismus -ism

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“Metachronism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metachronism. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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